Corn maze cream of the crop

Despite battling a cold and wet spring and summer, floods, and the never-ending annoyance of ravens, the corn crop is still a-maze-ing.

Murray McNab stands high above his three-hectare maze in Yellow Point. The maze

Murray McNab stands high above his three-hectare maze in Yellow Point. The maze

Despite battling a cold and wet spring and summer, floods, and the never-ending annoyance of ravens, the corn crop is still a-maze-ing.

Stretching in some places close to three metres high and so thick you can barely see few feet off the trail, it is easy to see how someone can get lost in McNab’s Corn Maze.

But, Murray McNab insists, everyone finds their way out of this maize maze, eventually.

“I’ve never found any bones here in the springtime, so everyone gets out,”  he joked.

The corn maze started its 10th year of operation  Aug. 26 – a little later than usual thanks to the weather.

McNab is doing an alien crop circles theme this year – first done in the maze’s inaugural year.

“Because it’s the 10th year, the aliens are back with some more crop circles,” McNab said. Past themes have included a Mayan temple and the space shuttle.

Spread over three hectares at 4659 Yellow Point Rd., the farm also boasts a pumpkin patch, other vegetables, a petting zoo and hay rides.

McNab said most of the people who try to navigate the maze are respectful, but there are still a few who make their own shortcuts, crashing through the stocks.

“It’s all fun to crash through it, but it’s pretty hard to stand the corn up again,” he said.

The maze is open Friday to Sunday, Pro-D days and holidays throughout September, and daily from 10 a .m. to dusk in October. Whether there is a Halloween feature toward the end of October depends on the weather.

Admittance fees include: children two years old and under, free; ages three to 12, $4; adults, $6; and a family can enter for $20.

Bookings are available for groups to enjoy the maze after the sun goes down.

For more information, please  call 250-245-0666.

 

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